Judex (DVD)

"One of cinema’s first superheroes, the mysterious Judex (René Cresté) is torn between an oath of justice against the wealthy banker Favraux (Louis Leubas), who had earlier wronged his family, and his secret love of Favraux’s daughter, Jacqueline (Yvette Andréyor). This framework is the basis of a series of extraordinary and engaging incidents involving Judex’s brother (Edouard Mathé), the evil Diana Monti (Musidora) and her accomplices, the detective Cocantin (Marcel Lévesque), and the charming Licorice Kid (Bout-de-Zan), all of them regular players in Feuillade’s grand tapestries. Flicker Alley in association with Turner Entertainment Networks is proud to present Judex, an important part of cinema history now available on home video for the first time. This remarkably inventive and dreamlike French serial by the great Louis Feuillade represents a highlight in French filmmaking and has inspired generations of filmmakers since its first release in 1917. Enjoy this brand new digital edition of what the Village Voice declared as “one of the most lithe, charming, inventive, and supplely paced serials ever made."

Starring: Rene Creste, Louis Leubas, Yvette Andreyor, Edouard Mathe, Musidora, Marcel Levesque, Bout-de-Zan

Directed By: Louis Feuillade

Written By: Arthur Bernède, Louis Feuillade

Score By: Robert Israel

Language: Silent with English Intertitles

Video: 480i Standard Definition / 1.33:1 / Black and White / Tinted Color

Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo

Subtitles: None

Theatrical Release: 1917

Runtime: 315 Minutes

Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Region Code: Region 1

Special Features: "- New booklet essay by noted film historian Jan-Christopher Horak. - The Music of Judex (an 18-minute featurette) – Robert Israel discusses his creative process in writing the musical score."

Genre: Adventure, Crime